2015 Tar & Roses Shiraz
Cracka Value Rating
RRP $24.99 per bottle
Our Price $20.99
$251.88 (12 x 750ml)
High praise comes in far and wide for this Heathcote Shiraz. It’s typical of the region showing black cherry and fennel aromas alongside a palate that’s broad and savoury with hints of blood plum, liquorice and roasted beetroot. It’s juicy, well balanced and full of fine tannins. Sensational value too! A great partner for salt crusted eye fillet.
Winemakers comments: As with previous vintages the wines come from two main vineyards, one off the deep red Cambrian soil while the other comes from tougher more gravelly ground. The first gives us a wine that's rich, chocolatey and earthy while the other has more highly fragrant notes with good acid and sweet fruit. The wine that results is our take on Heathcote Shiraz.
Vinification: The grapes for this wine came from a combination of vineyards. They were all kept separate during their fermentation and maturation lives. The machine harvested volumes were crushed and de-stemmed into static fermenters and pumped over three times a day. After approximately ten days of fermentation, during which time the temperature and acid levels were monitored, they were individually pressed to tank using an air bag press. The wine was racked off gross lees and put into barrel to finish malolactic fermentation and mature in a combination of new French and older barriques.
Appearance: Deep burgundy.
Aroma: Fennel and black cherries with hints of slate and wet rock on the nose.
Palate: Prunes, blood plums, liquorice and roasted beetroot on the palate. Supportive tannin, well balanced with a long lingering finish.